Essential Oil Pouches!

Whoops! I accidentally took a long break from blogging! I had a couple of posts lined up, so I guess I had less time plotted out than I thought! But I definitely have things to show, so after today, I’ll be going back to my regular schedule of a post every Friday. In the meantime, here’s a quick update!

One of the things I’ve been making lately are essential oils pouches!

The pouches were inspired by my mother, who’s recently opened an essential oils aromatherapy and gift shop here in town! I’ve always liked to insert my crocheting into all aspects of my life, so this was a big one for me. Especially since I carry around these roll-ons wherever I go!

The very first two picture depict my own personal pouch, and the last one is a pouch I made for her for mother’s day. The ones in between were requests.

The pouch I made for mom has pockets to carry full roll ons, but also smaller spaces to hold sample bottles. The point of it was to be an on-the-go mixer, where she could create remedies on the go if she ever ran across the need, with the pouch stretching out to be both a holder and a workmat. I think it came out nicely!

Here’s some more pictures of all of them.

 

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

 

 

 

 

It’s a Dragon!

Recently I’ve joined a website called Simbi, where you can trade your arts/crafts for someone else’s! I love the community, and I’m having a lot of fun talking with everyone there! It wasn’t too long before I got my first order. A dragon! I’d never made one before, so the prospect of making one for a stranger to “buy” was unnerving, but I told them I’d give it a try. This is what I came up with!

The verdict? She loved it! Maybe more than anyone has loved anything I’ve made. It was so uplifting!

Overall, I’m very pleased with the cute little thing, and was so happy for the opportunity to make her!

Happy Friday everyone!

Supermobile!

Recently, a friend of mine (my photographer friend from the market) had a baby! His name is Archer, and thus far, his theme is superheroes. So when I asked if she’d like a baby mobile for him, I wasn’t too surprised to find out what she wanted it to look like.

Superheroes! Featuring Green Arrow, Superman, and Batman.

I was especially pleased with how Green Arrow came out, since I was able to make his arm actually bend to pull back the bowstring.

And I wanted to be sure that they were all attached to the mobile in different ways. Green Arrow with his bow, Batman sliding upside-down, and Superman flying.

Overall, I think this looks waaay better in person, but she liked it and that’s all that matters!

Happy Friday, everyone!

I have a Booth!

Actually, I’ve had a booth for a while. But I’m still super excited about it! There’s a cute little store having its grand opening soon right downtown of where I live, and I’m so pleased to be a part of it! I was nervous about renting out a space, because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make a booth look full with the deadline I was given (it was about two weeks), but I’m so glad I did it because I think it came out perfectly!

Yay! I wanted to make it super colorful and bright. I’m especially pleased by how my sign came out. The letters in “crochet” are actually crocheted! Here are some closer pictures:

 

Overall, I feel like it was something to be proud of.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Business Card Holders!

If you’ve been following my facebook, you’ve already seen this little guy:

(And my business cards.) I’m pretty proud of him! I made him with wire in the tentacles so he could hold up my cards. But I put wire in all of them because why not? Now he’s completely pose-able!

Probably the cutest thing I’ve made!

A friend who works as a photographer saw this and wanted one themed for her business, too. I decided to make her an instant camera that has business cards pop out where the Polaroids would pop out if it was a real camera!


The lens was fun to make because it had to be black on the inside, so it took some thinking. But overall, I think it came out well!

 

So that’s it for this week. Happy Friday, everyone!

Minions De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo, Everyone! I have nothing Spanish prepared, but I do have minions!

These were done for a coworker whose son loves minions. I’d made him a minion doll before, but he gave it to his niece on a visit, even though he didn’t want to. When my coworker told me this, I thought, “well, that kindness needs to be rewarded!” And I made him another at half price. I also made him a big minion backpack to put his little minion in!

Overall, I think it came out very well, and my coworker was very happy with it!